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Eric Schluessel Wins the John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Schluessel, whose recently published book, Land of Strangers: The Civilizing Project in Qing Central Asia (Columbia University Press), is the winner of the American Historical Association (AHA) John K. Fairbank Prize for East Asian History since 1800. The John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History is offered annually for an outstanding book in the history of China proper, Vietnam, Chinese Central Asia, Mongolia, Manchuria, Korea, or Japan, substantially after 1800. It honors the late John K. Fairbank, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and director of the East Asian Research Center at Harvard University, and president of the Association in 1968.

Read the full AHA award announcement

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Students in the GW Space Policy Institute Receive Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to eight students in the GW Space Policy Institute who have received fellowship awards! Together, the awards total $68,000.

Celine Der Boghosian and Abigail Johnson, first-year graduate students, have received the Axiom Space Fellowship award.

Andrew Basham and Ryan Fielder, second-year graduate students, have been named GPS Innovation Alliance Space Fellows.

Joshua Ingersoll and Matej Siget, second-year graduate students, as well as Katherine Neal and Frank Spellman, first-year graduate students, have been named Amazon Web Services Space Fellows.

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Launch of the 2020-2021 Elliott School Annual Report

The 2020-2021 State of the School Annual Report has launched! In the face of countless unexpected challenges, our students, faculty and research institutes continued to produce excellent scholarship last year.

We invite you to visit the Elliott School annual report website to learn more about what our community members were working on throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. 



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Onward GW: Return to Campus and the Classroom

The Elliott School is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff to campus this fall. Learn more about the steps GW and the Elliott School are taking to prepare for your arrival to campus, including updating our public health protocols and reviewing and updating our buildings and classrooms.

Learn more about GW's fall plans   COVID-19 Resources




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Jacob Winn

Jacob Winn

BA International Affairs and Political Science, Dean's Scholar, Class of 2021

"I have always loved politics, political science, and international affairs, and so the prospect of choosing my own research path that would combine all of those areas was my top priority.

In the Dean's Scholars Program, I am researching the influence of the Brexit movement, referendum, and EU withdrawal politics on the British Conservative Party, which has allowed me to combine all of my broader passions."

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